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We'd like to officially welcome you to UMass Medical School. This blog is a great place to connect with other new employees and learn more about our culture and community. We will schedule some meetups and lunches during your first few months so you can connect with one another. We invite you to post questions and comments. You are encouraged to help answer questions for others as well. The transition into your new role should be as smooth as possible and we want to set you up for success.

Click here to visit our Onboard at UMMS website that offers a wealth of information during your first few months to help you get acclimated.

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New Training Classes Offered

Posted On: 07/21/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee


The Learning & Development Department offers classes for managers and employees at UMass Medical School. Currently there are more classes being added for the Organizing, Prioritizing and Managing Your Work Training.

To learn more, click here.

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Ice Cream Social

Posted On: 07/12/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Ice CreamFour Ice Cream Socials have been scheduled throughout the UMass Medical School Campuses.

There isn’t anything that says Summer like ice cream. So, as we delve into this summer season, we invite the UMMS and UMMHC community to gather as a “thank you” celebration in appreciation for all your hard work and dedicated effort put forth this past year.

Come and enjoy time with together over ice cream and toppings.  We look forward to seeing you at one of the locations!
  • University Campus – Thursday, July 20th  – Faculty Conference Room /Medical School Lobby  –    12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Memorial Campus – Monday, August 7th – Memorial One Conference Room ( Room MB1.037) – 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • South Street Campus – Tuesday, August 8th – South Street Cafeteria  – 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Hahnemann Campus  –Friday, September 1st –  2nd Floor conference Room  – 12:00 – 2:00 PM
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Weekly Mindfulness

Posted On: 06/28/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Monday Mindfulness - Meets each Monday 12:10 – 12:25 (join from your desk!)



15-minute Weekly Mindfulness Sessions led by UMASS Center for Mindfulness Teachers. The Monday mindfulness sessions will be led by deeply experienced and highly trained Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teachers and pioneers of the MBSR program that started here at UMASS in 1979. In the sessions, you will be provided with instruction and opportunities for: reflection, mindfulness practice, dialogue, conceptual and experiential learning. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Join by Video Conference: Webinar ID: 282-353-218 Join by Telephone: Dial: 408-638-0968 (US Toll) or 646-558-8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 282-353-218 To learn more, click here.

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New Learning & Development Courses

Posted On: 06/21/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

imageNew courses are being offered on the Learning & Development website for all employees and managers.

The latest employee training offered is "Organizing, Prioritizing and Managing Your Work." New courses are offered throughout the year. Check the website often to learn more.

To learn more, click here.

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UMass Ranks High for Patents

Posted On: 06/07/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

UMMS CampusUMassMedNow gives you the latest news and updates about UMass Medical School.

One of the latest stories featured is, "UMass ranked 36 among universities worldwide for patents awarded." To learn more, click here.

UMassMedNow is the Medical School's 24/7 news source. Visit often to stay on top of the latest news.

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HR Direct Training

Posted On: 05/31/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

HR Direct Training is available for Employee Self Service and Manager Self Service. To learn more, click the blog post title.

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Book Discussion Group

Posted On: 05/24/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

blogWith acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. Pizza and soda/snacks will be provided; (bring other healthier options if you prefer) Monetary contributions for the pizza will be welcomed but not required. Books can  be borrowed before the book discussion and returned at the end of the discussion.

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 13E433A Greece Conference Room , 333 South Street Building, South Street Campus
Facilitators: Brion Carroll and Tom Hopkins, UMass Medical School

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UMassMedNow News

Posted On: 05/18/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee


Stay on top of the latest news from UMass Medical School by visiting UMassMedNow, the University's 24/7 news site. To learn more, click here.

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International Festival

Posted On: 05/11/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

International Festival PhotoA shuttle is being offered from South Street for the International Festival on Friday, May 12th. It will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To learn more, about the festival, click here.

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International Festival Announced

Posted On: 05/04/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee


International Festival

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